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Convocation 2018

Approximately 400 students join the Mount Allison alumni family

Approximately 400 students joined the Mount Allison alumni family during the University’s Spring Convocation ceremonies May 14.

Lynn Loewen (’82) was formally installed as the University’s ninth Chancellor during the morning ceremony. An alumna, parent, and previous Board of Regents chair, Loewen’s connections to Mount Allison run deep. A Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, she is currently President of Minogue Medical Inc., and serves on the board of Emera Inc.

Mount Allison also conferred five honorary doctorates to deserving Canadians from a number of areas. This year’s honorary degree recipients are: philanthropist Sandra Crabtree (’68); Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Chief of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (MCCN) in Pukatawagan, Arlen Dumas (’99); Indigenous advocate, activist, and Olympian, Waneek Horn-Miller; Group President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group, Bharat Masrani, and retired Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin.

Hannah MacKellar of Ottawa, ON delivered the valedictory address to the Class of 2018. Chosen by her peers for this honour, MacKellar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and will be pursuing her Master’s in Environmental and Life Sciences at Trent University.

Photo: (L-R): Dr. Robert Campbell, Waneek Horn-Miller, Beverley McLachlin, Arlen Dumas (’99), Sandra Crabtree (’68), Bharat Masrani, and Chancellor Lynn Loewen (’82).